11 Must See TED Photography Talks

TED Talks are known for their inspiring, wise and knowledgeable speakers. Have you been in need of some inspiration lately? If yes, these 11 videos just hit the spot. Read more at Online Read…  

This Nonprofit Architecture Firm Transformed a Rwandan School

Text by Fred A. Bernstein, Photography by Iwan Baan Rwanda is trying to put its history of war and genocide behind it. Landlocked and without substantial natural resources, the country is investing in its people, turning to education as a force for change. Recent reforms have included raising the standards for advancing from primary to […]

Grace Farms by SANAA Wins Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

The biennial award recognizes distinguished architectural projects in North and South America. Last night at a benefit dinner held Illinois Institute of Technology’s S. R. Crown Hall, Grace Farms—a project of the Pritzker Prize-winning firm SANAA—was honored with the 2014/2015 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Read the complete article in Architectural Record    More […]

Tour a Forest Guesthouse That Sleeps 5, But Has No Bedrooms

By Wendy Goodman Steven Holl is one of a handful of global architects who have changed the way we move through cities. (See, for instance, his Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing, which connects eight towers via pedestrian walkways.) Now he’s taken that same spirit of invention to his upstate backyard. See the complete article and […]

10 of the best TED Talks about architecture

Architecture photographer Iwan Baan delivered a presentation in 2013 about communities around the globe that have adapted to challenging conditions in amazing ways. He features the occupants of Torre David, the unfinished tower in Venezuela, and residents of a floating slum in Nigeria called Makoko. He also speaks about the Zabbaleen, or “garage people”, in […]

RIBA announces 2017 Honorary Fellowships

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 29 September) announced the 2017 RIBA Honorary Fellowships, which will be awarded to seventeen individuals from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, including journalism, local government, art, architectural history and design. RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made a particular contribution to […]

See Iwan Baan’s stunning photos of BIG’s Via 57 West – Architects Newspaper

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s Via 57 West seems to have already assumed an iconic status on Manhattan’s west side. Look no further than the trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange which—in addition to having 15 million views—prominently features the rental development in its opening setting shot. Read the complete article in the Architects Newspaper…   More news […]